Montenegro Receives NATO Membership Invitation
On 1-2 December, Deputy PM and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Vesna Pusic (HNS), participated in the NATO ministerial meeting in Brussels.
It began with talks with the ministers of Kabul-headquartered Resolute Support (RS) mission partner countries, who discussed a long-term partnership and relations with Afghanistan. They also discussed the situation in the Southern Neighbourhood and held a joint meeting with Montenegro, resulting in Montenegro receiving an invitation to join NATO.
Pusic stated that Montenegro was a unique example of a disproportion between a country’s size and its contribution to European and global security, adding that Montenegro’s geostrategic position was of extreme importance for the security of Southeast Europe and the Adriatic-Ionian region.
“Membership in associations such as NATO in this part of Europe is not only a matter of security, but a matter of building state institutions”, she said “a process in which Croatia and Montenegro cooperate closely on a number of levels”.